15th January

…as in 1926. Erica hybrida is ¼ open, nobleanums nice, some snowdrops, the white ribes should be out this coming week. Hamamelis remain very good. 1926 – JCW Snow and…

13th January

…Pittosporum tunnel Similarly the Yuccas, Cordyline and Phormium. Yuccas, Cordyline and Phormium Acacia rhetinodes just coming out. Acacia rhetinodes Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just out but frosted. Ribes sanguineum ‘White…

28th April

…on, big clumps of tall growing rhododendrons. A great new project for the garden. Looking good in the nursery today: Ribes speciosum Ribes speciosum Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea ‘Shady…

2nd May

…glauca? Neolitsea sericea has very different new growth. Litsea japonica Litsea japonica Litsea japonica Litsea japonica Ribes longiracemosa with its first extended flowers in the Isla Rose Plantation. Ribes longiracemosa…

9th March

…rather sad and untended A nice Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ with catkins which I do not remember ever photographing before. Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Trellis trained Ribes speciosum which was unusual but…

1st March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Charles Raffil’ Leaves already on Acer mandchuricum as usual. High risk if we do get frost. Acer mandchuricum Acer mandchuricum Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ early as usual. Ribes

14th April

…indivisa remains good. C montana ½ out. Daffs at 451 and mostly over. R reticulata good, cherries half out. Ribes going back. Auklandii arboreums at their best. 1911 – JCW…

11th March

…CJ Backhouse over, many coloured flat eyes open and Magnolia halleana (stellata) is good. The red ribes are opening, Berberis darwinii shows colour, Prunus pissardi is well over. R ciliatum…

9th February

…Corylopsis not ?? marked The Pyrus flaggiana C. H. C’s Syringa The big Glauca Oak near Melinanthus The Ribes longisternosum 1902 – JCW Minimus going back, minor shows colour. Snowdrops…

11th February

…Corylopsis pauciflora x 3 Hippophae Leikora Hipophae Pollmix Ilex Sunny Foster Pittosporum napaulaensis Pseudowintera Moulin Rouge Rhus Tiger Eyese large Ribes speciosum x 3 Sophora Dragon’s Gold Sorbaria Sem x…